Big Lo joins Seahawks rally in Poulsbo Jan. 17

Big Lo holding the 12th Man flag. - Contributed
Big Lo holding the 12th Man flag.
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POULSBO — The Seahawks’ fan base goes well beyond the walls of the CenturyLink Field and its parking lot.

That’s why Big Lo has planned to help lead a rally in front of Albertsons in Poulsbo Village for Blue Friday Jan. 17.

“The fans are everything,” Big Lo told the Herald Jan. 15. The Seahawks super-fan will have a chance to meet some fans living on the other side of the Puget Sound. “It takes us all to generate noise.”

For those unfamiliar with him by nickname, Lorin “Big Lo” Sandretzky is the guy often targeted by cameras during Seahawks games holding the Sea FENCE. Big Lo has been a season ticket holder for 29 years.

The rally in front of Albertsons — an “official team store” — is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Big Lo was invited to the rally by Albertsons employee TJ Fase, who met the super-fan last year at a golf tournament.

The rally is for the fans who can’t make it to the Blue Friday rally in Seattle, Fase said. What will go on in the hour-and-a-half of rallying is “up in the air,” Fase said.

There may not be much need to have a solid plan for the rally, however, as the reason to celebrate is clear for Seahawks fans. The Seattle football team is 14-3 and one game away from its second Super Bowl in franchise history.

The Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

There is a lot more attention surrounding the Seahawks now that they’re a winning team, Big Lo said. It’s “unfortunate” that support for teams depend on success, he said. However, that’s the way it goes.

“Now, Seahawks are gung-ho,” he said. “It’s a positive thing.”

Big Lo’s day Jan. 17 will be all Seahawks. He will begin on the Q13 FOX News morning show, covering the Blue Friday tailgate event. He then plans to spend about two hours with Evening Magazine. After that, it’s a ferry over to Kitsap.

With the Seahawks’ success, Big Lo’s days have become longer, as he supports his favorite football team and accepts interview requests.

For those who don’t make it to the rally, no worries, there’s a good chance to see him at the game. He is going, right?

“The only way is if I’m on my death bed,” he said.

The super fan knows not everyone can make it though. But, he has some words of advice.

“I’d tell them to come down and be in the area,” he said. “When we win this game, it’s going to come to life.

“Come on down and make some noise.”


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